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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 15:29

I am currently in Germany.

I want to be able to connect to my PC in the UK and transfer files to the Germany PC.

I have someone in the UK that can set it up whatever is required on that end.

What is the best way to achieve this?


#2 Slugsie

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 15:40

Windows Live Mesh. It will keep any folders you specify synced between any PCs you want. Plus it allows you to remotely log into any of your PCs from anywhere and administer them.

#3 htcz

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 15:47

VPN?

#4 paxa

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 21:41

mesh, dropbox...something like this....or if you're in the mood setup a ftp server

#5 rvbfan

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 22:53

I just use homegroup on w7.
That's assuming both are w7 machines.

#6 rajputwarrior

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 22:54

Teamviewer?

#7 Anthonyd

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 22:56

Windows Live Mesh. It will keep any folders you specify synced between any PCs you want. Plus it allows you to remotely log into any of your PCs from anywhere and administer them.

^this.

#8 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:06

Windows Live Mesh. It will keep any folders you specify synced between any PCs you want. Plus it allows you to remotely log into any of your PCs from anywhere and administer them.


^this.


I don't need any folders synced. I just need 20 or so files from the UK-based PC.

VPN?


mesh, dropbox...something like this....or if you're in the mood setup a ftp server


Teamviewer?


I will look into these, thank you! :)

I just use homegroup on w7.
That's assuming both are w7 machines.


The UK-based PC uses Windows 7, the Germany-based PC uses Windows XP.

#9 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:08

Yeah something like a quick file upload to Dropbox or Box could solve the issue :) depends if they will be getting updated in the UK too (I assume not)

#10 CPressland

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:09

OpenVPN Server would be the most secure method.

#11 Xerax

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:11

I always just left my PC on with Teamviewer running and I'd connect to it whenever I needed to get a file/control it.

#12 Nick H.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:14

Another vote for dropbox. Really useful program.

#13 articuno1au

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:23

FTP.

Why make it hard? Simply install an FTP server on your machine at home, and use an FTP client on the machine you have with you.

Hell, you run into problems, you can FTP straight out of windows..

http://filezilla-pro...php?type=client
http://filezilla-pro...php?type=server

Fast, simple and secure :)

#14 cork1958

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:27

FTP.

Why make it hard? Simply install an FTP server on your machine at home, and use an FTP client on the machine you have with you.

Hell, you run into problems, you can FTP straight out of windows..

http://filezilla-pro...php?type=client
http://filezilla-pro...php?type=server

Fast, simple and secure :)


I believe the majority of ISP's DO NOT allow for running servers, although a lot of people still do it anyway.

Teamviewer is a piece of cake.

#15 jakem1

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:32

With the latest version of Remote Desktop on both PCs you could copy files by just copying from the UK explorer window (in Remote Desktop) to your DE explorer window. You just need to make sure you have remote access setup on the UK PC and the RDP port forwarded correctly.



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